Stolen Identity. Legal news and articles for April 29 - 30, 2015

Protecting children from identity theftFour Men Indicted for Identity Theft, Counterfeit Check ConspiracyWhy the IRS Won't Tell Fraud Victims What Thieves StoleChild identity theft can be preventedDefense lawyer says there are holes in lottery scam caseProtecting yourself from identity theftDefense lawyer says there are holes in lottery scam caseDefense lawyer says there are holes in lottery scam casePolice: Man stole four identities, left trail of bad checks across Jackson CountyDefense lawyer in lottery scam says there are holes in casePolice seek identity of woman who used stolen credit card at Toledo-area Best ...Defense lawyer says there are holes in lottery scam caseDefense: Authorities should have checked whether lottery scam defendant's ...Defense attorney: Investigators should have checked whether his client's ...Parents learn 3-year-old girl's identity was stolen after her death

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Iowa Woman's Deceased Daughter Has Identity Stolen For Tax Fraud
Siouxland MattersApril 3, 2015

But in January of this year, her wound was reopened. Young's family tax return was denied because someone else had claimed Sackett as a dependent. The fraudsters stole the girl's identity and filed a fake return — most likely to grab the tax refund ...more »

IRS seeing more cases of identity theft
KSDKApril 6, 2015

LOUIS - With Tax Day next week, accountants in St. Louis say they've seen identity theft cases double this tax season. They're advising their clients to fill out an identity theft affidavit even if their tax identity hasn't been compromised. They said ...more »

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Protecting children from identity theft
Fort Leavenworth LampApril 30, 2015

While the most common forms of identity theft involve a stolen credit card or bank account number, a more startling trend has been the rise of crooks stealing and using a child's Social Security number. The challenge with investigating this form of ...more »

Four Men Indicted for Identity Theft, Counterfeit Check Conspiracy
Kansas City infoZineApril 30, 2015

According to the indictment, Sutton unlawfully obtained identity and account information belonging to other persons and businesses. Sutton allegedly stole these items from a business and from the mail and allegedly paid addict co-conspirators in cash ...more »

Why the IRS Won't Tell Fraud Victims What Thieves Stole
BloombergApril 30, 2015

Tim Loo learned early this year that his name and Social Security number had made their way onto a fraudulent tax return, and immediately wondered whether the identity thief might also have his bank-account details or his kids' Social Security numbers ...more »

Child identity theft can be prevented
Greensburg Daily NewsApril 30, 2015

A survey conducted for the Identity Theft Assistance Center discovered one in 40 households with children experienced child identity fraud. The personal information most likely to be stolen and illegally used are the child's Social Security number and ...more »

Defense lawyer says there are holes in lottery scam case
KFGOApril 30, 2015

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - The lawyer for a man on trial in North Dakota in a Jamaican lottery scam case says authorities should have investigated whether his client was himself a victim of stolen identity. Sanjay Williams, of Montego Bay, Jamaica, has ...more »

Protecting yourself from identity theft
Camp Lejeune GlobeApril 30, 2015

If measures are not taken to safeguard privacy, credit cardholders run the risk of falling victim to identity theft. This startling reality brought about the topic of a Money Smart class titled "How to Avoid Identity Theft" at the Harriotte B. Smith ...more »

Defense lawyer says there are holes in lottery scam case
Macon Telegraph (blog)April 29, 2015

... a Jamaican lottery scam case called on victims to testify Wednesday about how they were duped out of their savings accounts, the lawyer for the man on trial said authorities should have investigated whether his client was himself a victim of stolen...more »

Defense lawyer says there are holes in lottery scam case
Hilton Head Island PacketApril 29, 2015

... a Jamaican lottery scam case called on victims to testify Wednesday about how they were duped out of their savings accounts, the lawyer for the man on trial said authorities should have investigated whether his client was himself a victim of stolen...more »

Police: Man stole four identities, left trail of bad checks across Jackson County
Mail TribuneApril 29, 2015

A White City man has been arrested in connection with a months-long fraud case involving four stolen identities — one belonging to a dead man — fraudulent credit card accounts, and a host of bad checks passed up and down the Rogue Valley.more »

Defense lawyer in lottery scam says there are holes in case
Bismarck TribuneApril 29, 2015

The lawyer for a man on trial in North Dakota for his role in a Jamaican lottery scam says authorities should have investigated whether his client was himself a victim of stolen identity. Twenty-five-year-old Sanjay Williams, of Montego Bay, Jamaica ...more »

Police seek identity of woman who used stolen credit card at Toledo-area Best ...
WNWO NBC 24April 29, 2015

PERRYSBURG TOWNSHIP, Ohio -- Police are asking for the public's help to identify a woman seen using a stolen credit card at Best Buy stores in Holland and Perrysburg. The fraud and forgery incidents began when the woman targeted an elderly female at ...more »

Defense lawyer says there are holes in lottery scam case
WRAL.comApril 29, 2015

BISMARCK, N.D. — The lawyer for a man on trial in North Dakota in a Jamaican lottery scam case says authorities should have investigated whether his client was himself a victim of stolen identity. Sanjay Williams, of Montego Bay, Jamaica, has pleaded ...more »

Defense: Authorities should have checked whether lottery scam defendant's ...
Fox NewsApril 29, 2015

BISMARCK, N.D. – The lawyer for a man on trial in North Dakota in a Jamaican lottery scam case says authorities should have investigated whether his client was himself a victim of stolen identity. Twenty-five-year-old Sanjay Williams, of Montego Bay, ...more »

Defense attorney: Investigators should have checked whether his client's ...
Daily JournalApril 29, 2015

BISMARCK, North Dakota — The lawyer for a man on trial in North Dakota for his role in a Jamaican lottery scam says authorities should have investigated whether his client was himself a victim of stolen identity. Twenty-five-year-old Sanjay Williams, ...more »

Parents learn 3-year-old girl's identity was stolen after her death
WLS-TVApril 29, 2015

According to the Federal Trade Commission, more than 12,000 people ages 19 and under across the nation reported their identities stolen last year, about 6 percent of all the cases. But the FTC estimates the problem is far worse, because identity...more »

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